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A Story of Flying: 20 Years of Passion Works

October 12 - January 6
An immersive multi-media installation occupying three galleries, this exhibition celebrates the 20th anniversary of Passion Works Studio, a collaborative community art center encouraging people of all abilities to work and thrive within partnerships celebrating the power of creativity, connection and purpose. Nationally recognized for its work in empowering and validating the differently abled, Passion Works Studio had its first ever exhibition at Kennedy Museum of Art in 1998. Gallery Walk and Talk Friday October 12, 5:15 - 6PM, Opening Reception 6-7:30. ... Read More

The Athens Asylum History Exhibit

June 29 - December 31
In celebration of the Asylum complex's 150th anniversary, Kennedy Museum of Art has partnered with the Southeast Ohio History Center in creating an exhibit on its history. In addition to a new permanent exhibit near the front entrance of the museum, upstairs is a display of blueprints and architectural drawings of a few of the additions and renovations that have occurred over the years. Also shown are archive images of the Amusement Hall that used to occupy two floors at the rear of the central administration building, and concept sketches for future renovations to that space. ... Read More

Border Crossing: Video Installations by Dictaphone Group

September 21 - December 16
Kennedy Museum of Art hosts two video installation works by Beirut-based Dictaphone Group on the subject of border crossings: Stories of Refuge and Nothing to Declare. The museum will host Tania El Khoury, co-founder of Dictaphone Group to discuss these two projects as well as her solo practice. ... Read More
two mermaid figures in a boat surrounded by sea creatures and a tropical landscape.

Rigaud Benoit (1911-86), Les Sirénes, oil on masonite, 1956, Winslow Anderson Haitian Collection, Huntington Museum of Art

A Sudden Garden: Haitian Art from the Huntington Museum of Art

May 5 - September 30
A Sudden Garden features 51 works of 36 Haitian artists from the collection of the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia. Most of these paintings date from the period known as the Haitian Renaissance, which saw a blooming of pictorial art by untrained artists working at Le Centre D' Art in Port au Prince from the 1950s through the '60s. ... Read More